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Family Friendly Things To Do On The Seacoast Before Summer Officially Ends

It’s that time of year again; summer is officially ending. Kids are back in school, the sun is setting earlier every day, and jackets and sweatshirts are slowly making their way back into our wardrobes. But before we jump head first into pumpkin and apple flavored everything, use the time we have left to take […]

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Five (Truly) Healthy Kid Snacks, Part One

I’m jumping into the heart of the subject right out of the gate: kids eat a lot of refined carbohydrates. Goldfish, cereal, bread, frozen waffles, boxed mac n’ cheese, breaded chicken fingers…sound familiar? These foods are both convenient and hyper-palatable (meaning they excite your little one’s taste buds). They’re also reinforced by our government. The […]

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Trading Bottles For Backpacks: How To Move On From Baby Daze To School Days

It’s that time of year again when my Facebook feed is flooded with the shining faces of children heading off to their first day of school. Homemade chalkboard signs held by eager little hands commemorate the passage of time and new beginnings. Now here we are, about a week into it. But we’re still in […]

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Fine Motor Skills–Get Your Child Ready to Hold a Pencil

As we head into the fall and “back to school” conversations begin, I find myself with several referrals related to kindergarten readiness. As a pediatric occupational therapist, parents seek out my services to make sure their child is equipped to handle the writing requirements of public school. I won’t get started on how I really […]

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